thursday

 

FCC Again Delays Decision on AT&T-BellSouth Merger

The FCC late Thursday said it would not consider the pending $80 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. at its Nov. 3 meeting. Three weeks earlier, on Oct. 13, the agency also had delayed consideration of the matter. Thursdays notice came as little surprise to the industry; speculation had run rampant all week that […]

Top 10 Reasons to Come to D.C. in August

Top 10 Reasons to Come to D.C. in August   With apologies to David Letterman, here are the Top 10 reasons to attend The Fall 2006 Channel Partners Conference & Expo Omni Shoreham, Washington, D.C. Aug. 23-25  10. Tick off a few more spaces on Travel Bingo. The show hotel is a quick cab ride […]

Stevens Bill Readies for Thursday Vote

The third draft of Ted Stevens Communications, Consumers Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006 was unveiled on Monday as it prepares for a committee vote on Thursday. The second draft was 151 pages; the new one stands at 159. The House already has passed the controversial Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement (COPE) Act as […]

Enron Execs Convicted on Multiple Counts

A Houston jury on Thursday convicted former Enron Corp. executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling of fraud that led to the energy companys collapse in 2001. Lay, the companys founder, was convicted on all six counts and Skilling, the former CEO, on 19 of 28 counts. Both men will be sentenced on Sept. 11. News […]

Senators, Witnesses Go to Mat Over Net Neutrality

The Senate Commerce Committee took in another round of viewpoints on Thursday regarding proposed legislation to rewrite the 1996 Telecom Act, this time focusing on the contentious issue of net neutrality. Committee members quizzed a series of panelists on Thursday on their support, or lack thereof, for the net neutrality provisions in the Communications, Consumers’ […]

Phone Companies Accused of Letting Government Spy on Consumers

The Beltway was abuzz Thursday with fallout from a USA Today report that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting phone data on millions of Americans since Sept. 11, 2001. Citing anonymous sources, USA Today wrote that AT&T Inc., BellSouth Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. all turned over their customers phone records to the NSA […]

Nortel Goes MIMO

Nortel Networks announced WiMAX portfolio enhancements powered by MIMO technology on Thursday afternoon, geared to support bandwidth-intensive services such as VoIP, videoconferencing and interactive gaming. Nortel is developing a complete portfolio of MIMO-powered WiMAX systems to serve numerous global markets and customer scenarios. Nortel’s WiMAX products are designed to allow wireless and wireline carriers, cable […]

Tune In to Telecom LIVE!

Find out about opportunities to sell and service converged CPE with PHONE+ Editor Khali Henderson and TAG National Co-Founder Dale Stein on the Web Radio show, Telecom LIVE!, at 10 a.m. ET Thursday, March 16. To tune in, go to www.mytechnologylawyer.com/radio, and click on Listen Live. The segment will explore the opportunities for indirect sales […]

FCC Delays Vote on Megamergers until Monday

Unable to clinch full consensus for two looming megamergers, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin on Friday kept having to delay the scheduled monthly meeting as he negotiated with commissioners regarding the combinations of SBC Communications Inc. and AT&T Corp., and Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. The FCC finally postponed the meeting until Monday, saying only […]

Qwest Lifts Bid for MCI

Qwest Communications International Inc. on Thursday raised its bid to acquire MCI Inc. and gave the company previously known as WorldCom until Saturday to declare its offer superior over a rival offer from Verizon Communications Inc. The bid valued at $9.7 billion in cash and stock is more than $2 billion higher than what Verizon […]

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